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  1. How To Grow Tobacco

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    Ask any questions or post any comments on growing here. Categories will be added later and all existing questions will be moved to their appropriate forums.

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    1. An index of links to key threads on major topics.

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    2. The basics in a nutshell.

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    3. What To Grow

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      Match tested and proven tobacco varieties with your intended use.

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    4. What soil type and temperature is best for germination. Float beds systems, soil-less growing medium, indoor or hothouse, natural sunlight or artificial lights...all discussed here.

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    5. Soil testing and preparation. Presetting soil amendments. Best timing for your country or climate/growing zone.

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    6. Growing tobacco

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      Irrigation, fertilization, insecticides, herbicides, Fungicides. Who, what, where, when, why and how. These will be divided into sub-forums

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    7. When is the leaf ripe? Should you prime or stalk cure? The answers depend on your needs. Discuss all of the options here.

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    8. Curing arrangements

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      From barns to a temporary lean-to, you need something to cure your leaf in/under. Match your needs with the most complex to simplest designs.

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    9. Discuss the quality of specific varieties. Growing and curing properties, flavor, typical uses of all types.

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    10. Curing tobacco

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      To dry the sap from newly harvested tobacco by either natural or artificial process. Proper curing is done under such conditions as will permit of the chemical and physiological changes necessary to develop the desired quality of color in tobacco.

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    11. Finishing Tobacco

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      Forums for Fermenting, Casing and other final processing of whole leaf tobacco for making various tobacco products.

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    12. List your available plants here. Do not post personal information in an open forum.

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